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    03 August 1460 – Death of James II of Scotland

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    1491 – Birth of Maria of Jülich-Berg


    1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain.


    1525-Mary queen of France to Wolsey

    Asks credence for her servant, George Hampton, the bearer, concerning the detention of her "doole" in France, which her officers cannot collect. Asks him to give Hampton such letters as he desires from the King and himself to persons in France. Wishes the ambassadors in France to have the delivery of them. Wyngfeld Castell, 3 Aug

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    1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland.


    1535-Chapuys to Charles V.

    Does not write at length, having written several times lately. Dr. Adam, who is here ambassador for the Lubeckers, sent to me yesterday, by a man whom I had sent to a place he commonly frequents to discover anything he might be getting up here, to say that if I would promise him the favor of the king of the Romans and that of Your Majesty so that he might freely dwell in Germany or elsewhere in Your Majesty's dominions, he would bind himself to secure the kingdom of Denmark either for the duke of Holstein, or for any other whom Your Majesty pleased, without much difficulty. It was in his power to obtain the consent of the Lubeckers, and if he did not perform what he promised, he renounced the liberty which he demanded. He said also that those whom this King was sending to Lubeck and Denmark carried certain articles of peace to reconcile the Lubeckers and the duke of Holstein, which only showed English vanity; also that the courier who came from Lubeck four days ago requested the King, among other matters, not to put forward articles of peace, for the Lubeckers would not hear of it. The said Doctor is now waiting some assurance from me upon the subject, on receiving which he will disclose matters further. I intend to send and tell him that on his doing or declaring something worth while, I will do my best to obtain what he desires, and as to the said matter I could make no promise. I hear that the King is very ill pleased at the rumour of the interview of the Queens, and has since sent in great haste two couriers into France. Cromwell, going to Court lately, left here his steward (mâitre d'hotel) and principal servants, a treasurer of the King, and other gentlemen, to conduct me to the chase, whither he invited me to go; and proclamation has been made by several Councils that no one should go to hunt in the forest until I had been there. By this means they have published almost everywhere the favor that this King wishes to show me, all to spite the French ambassador (a la barbe de lambassadeur de France), and to give the people the impression that Your Majesty is on good terms with this King, and satisfied with what he is doing. I have not yet wished to go to the chase, nor do I know that leave would be given me to visit the Princess, seeing that the chase is round about her, and that I am not allowed to send my men to her. The Princess and the Queen, her mother, are of the same opinion. Cromwell told me at his departure that he would immediately let me know the King's will touching these two points, but the Princess being tired of waiting I have sent to desire an answer; of which, as soon as it comes, I will inform Your Majesty. London, 3 Aug. 1535.


    1536-Chapuys to Charles V.

    The day before yesterday the King returned to Greenwich from his journey to Dover, during which time he has declined the company either of the French ambassador or myself, although I offered to go with him and the French ambassador was very urgent to be allowed before the King left. After his departure the said ambassador having received letters from his master, sent to solicit an audience, which has been deferred till this morning; and after he left the Court, Cromwell sent to request me on his master's behalf that I would be at 8 tomorrow morning at the Chancellor's lodging, where a part of the Council would assemble. On his own behalf also he very earnestly requested that for the good of affairs and for his honor, considering the long communications we had had, I would show that he had not fought in vain, making overtures and proposals more advantageous to the King his master than I had made hitherto. I shall not fail to go, or to inform your Majesty immediately of all that passes between us. I take, however, the opportunity of this courier to inform you that I fear whatever show the King makes otherwise he will come to no treaty with your Majesty, unless he finds you gain some success, although he is quite of opinion that you will succeed, and it is not long since, as I am told by the Princess and others, that he said in his chamber he was displeased with the king of France for having begun this unjust war and provoked your Majesty to this dance, and that he thought you so virtuous a prince that you would not, unless compelled, have war with any Christian prince. If this be his idea all the arguments of the French to draw him to their side are fruitless, but for all this he has never said anything in his chamber except that he desires to be neutral. He even said this to the Princess when he spoke to her, saying he was asked by your Majesty and by the king of France to declare himself, which he did not mean to do, seeing neither one nor the other would do anything for him. This the King said to her after telling her that perhaps her obstinacy in not yielding to him had been owing to her trust in your Majesty, but she must consider that you could not help her while he was alive, and he asked her particularly if you had ever written to her, or if I had.

    The said princess is every day better treated, and was never at greater liberty or more honorably served than now, although her household (estat) has not yet been appointed, which I trust it will be in a few days; she has plenty of company, even of the followers of the little Bastard, who will henceforth pay her Court. Nothing is wanting in her except the name and title of Princess, for all else she will have more fully than before; nor need we make too much of the name seeing that it has not been usual in this kingdom to give such a title to a daughter while there is any hope of male issue, and the Cardinal for some particular reasons had broken that custom in her case. Nevertheless Cromwell says the title will be restored to her before many days, and there is no doubt if she comes to Court she will have both that and everything she can desire for her incomparable beauty, grace, and prudence. And I think that your Majesty's affairs will proceed all the better for it; at all events it will not be for want of goodwill that your affairs do not go on more prosperously than her own.

    I sent lately to warn the said Princess that there was some talk of marrying her in this kingdom to some very unsuitable person; and she sent to assure me that she would never make any match without the express consent of your Majesty, protesting that except for some great advantage to the peace of Christendom she would not care to be married at all. London


    1536-William and Edmund Walsingham examined Anne Husee on the charge of addressing Henry's daughter Mary as Princess when Anne had stayed with her at Hunsdon, and whether she thought her the lawful daughter of the king. Anne Husee, knowing her head to be in danger if she continued to support Mary, took the more prudent way and besought pardon. 'She most humbly beseecheth his Highness of mercy and forgiveness, as One that is repentant for that she hath so offended and purposeth never hereafter to fall in to semblable danger, – signed Anne Husee, countersigned Edmund Walsyngham. Per me Gulielmum Petre'.

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    "The examination of the lady Anne Husee, received the 3rd of August."

    The substance appears to be that the lady was examined, first, as to how often she had repaired to the "lady Mary" since she lost the name of Princess; and replied, only once since was discharged of her attendance on her, and that was at Whitsuntide last; that she was not sent for then, but, coming up [to London] with lord [Husee] when [he was called] to the parliament, she took the opportunity to visit her; and on the Monday (as she believed) once called for drink for "the Princess," and on Tuesday said "the Princess (meaning the lady Mary) was gone in walking;" but she had called her so merely by inadvertence. She had never heard any other person call her princess since the law had deprived her of that title; nor had heard any one say that the King's marriage with [her mother] was good and lawful, or speak of bona fides parentum, or say that she was the King's lawful daughter. She had never received any message or letters from Mary since she had left her service ; but had received tokens from her and sent her some. She had once received from her "a band for a p. . . ." She had received no message or token from her since her own committal to the Tower. She had thought the marriage between the King and the [Princess Dowager] lawful until it was declared otherwise by law, and she now thought it unlawful. Being asked who were with her during her abode at Hunsdon, she said, "lord Morley . . . . . . . . his wife and daughter, m . . . . . . Shakerley and his wife, with two . . . . . . . . . with them, another merchant . . . . . . . . his wife, Sir Edward B[aynton] . . . ." She is very penitent for having offended, and begs the King's forgiveness.

    This paper is both written and signed by lady Husee, and is countersigned by Sir Edmund Walsingham, Wriothesley, and Will. Petre.

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    1553 - Queen Mary enters London with her half-sister, Elizabeth triumphant over Lady Jane Grey

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    1554 - Queen Mary and Philip of Spain set out for London

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    1562 - Death of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford


    1604 – Death of Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish commander and diplomat


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